Hearing Dates (Poughkeepsie)

  • Any matter that should appear on the Court calendar and heard by the Honorable Cecelia Morris MUST be docketed with a hearing date and time. It is the attorney's responsibility to docket the entry correctly to ensure that the matter appears on the Court calendar. Please review the Honorable Cecelia Morris' available hearing dates.
     
  • Motions For Relief From the Automatic Stay with respect to real property are heard on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Motions for Relief From Stay with respect to anything other than real property are heard on Tuesdays at 10:50 a.m. No Motions For Relief From the Automatic Stay are to be scheduled more than 30 days after the motion is placed on the calendar. If a Motion For Relief From Stay must be scheduled more than 30 days after the motion is place on the calendar due to the Court's schedule, a letter waiving the provisions of 11 USC § 362 (e) must be filed.
     
  • Motions For Relief From Stay MUST contain the following:
    • Notice of Motion
    • Motion
    • Memorandum of Law
    • Client/Bank Affidavit (Not needed when the Relief From Stay Worksheet is required)
    • The Southern District of New York Relief from Stay Worksheet for Real Estate and Cooperative Apartments only. The Relief from Stay Worksheet MUST BE filled out completely and CANNOT be altered. If a question is "Not Applicable", it must be marked "N/A." No field should be left blank.
    • Rule 55 Affidavit for individual debtors
    • Affidavit of Service
       
  • Motions For Relief From Stay will not be considered on presentment in Poughkeepsie. All Motions For Relief From Stay in ALL CHAPTERS must have a hearing date and require an appearance even if unopposed.
     
  • Fee applications for Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases and § 9019 motions are heard on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m.
     
  • Pre-trial dates are assigned by the Clerk's Office and will appear on the Summons when issued by the Court.
     
  • Please contact chambers PRIOR to filing an order to show cause. If permission is received, email the application to chambers after filing the application on the Electronic Case Filing (ECF) System. The affidavit of service must be filed on the electronic docket once served.